Students block highway as VBU varsity deadlock continues
Hazaribagh: Students blocked
the Ranchi-Patna national highway at several points to protest
against the non-functioning of Vinobha Bhave University and 19
constituent colleges in the district for past 81 days
following a strike by non-teaching staff, police said.
Normal life was thrown out of gear in Hazaribagh town as
college students blocked the arterial roads today alleging
that the prolonged strike was affecting their career, they
Students of St Columbas College and the KB Womens'
College blocked the highways and locked the gates of both
institutions, preventing the respective principals from
entering the colleges.
Maintaining they had no issue with the striking
non-teaching staff, the students pointed out they were
concerned about their career in the wake of not getting
certificates required for applying outside Jharkhand for
courses like medical, engineering, MBA and other competitive
examinations on all India basis.
Besides, due to non-publication of results and holding
examinations they feared they might have to lose a year or
Senior officials of the two institutions, accompanied by
police, removed the road blockades and gave the two principals
safe passage, police said.
General Secretary of the VBU Employees Association
Vijay Kumar vowed not to withdraw the strike till the state
accepted the main demand about implementation of Pay
Commission recommendation for the non-teaching staff.